Differential Pitch, Similar Hand Patents (Class 403/47)
  • Patent number: 11384781
    Abstract: A turnbuckle for adjustably locking a component of a gas turbine engine to an engine static structure is disclosed. In various embodiments, the turnbuckle includes an outer body having a first internal threading and an outer body witness hole, the outer body defining a first end configured for attachment to the component; an inner body having a first external threading, the inner body defining a second end configured for attachment to the engine static structure; and a coupling body having a second internal threading configured to threadedly engage the first external threading and a second external threading configured to engage the first internal threading, wherein the outer body witness hole extends through the outer body and is configured to detect a first short-threading of the second external threading within the first internal threading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Seth Michael Glaser, James Evans, Michael C. Rhodes
  • Patent number: 11213940
    Abstract: A dual ended handle such as that used with cleaning implements is provided. The dual ended handle comprises a pole with a first end and a second end, the first end having a first threaded fastener and an implement connecting feature having a tapered cone, the second end having a second threaded fastener and a locking member. A grip having a first end is configured to releasably engage at least one of the first threaded fastener or the implement connecting feature, and a second end configured to releasably engage the second threaded fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventors: James M. Buckley, John Anthony Triunfo
  • Patent number: 11098814
    Abstract: A fire hydrant stem coupling sleeve includes a first end, a second end, and a medial section between the first end and the second end. The first end has external threads; the second end has external threads; the first end and the second end each have fingers defining slots between the fingers; the medial section includes a breaking element to facilitate breaking a rigid connection between the first end and the second end; and the medial section has a locator element configured to locate the sleeve with respect to a fire hydrant stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Kennedy Valve Company
    Inventor: Paul Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10736674
    Abstract: An intramedullary orthopaedic device is disclosed including an intramedullary rod configured for insertion into a bone, the rod including a first elongate member having a first mating surface and at least a second elongate member having a second mating surface. The first mating surface is configured to engage with the second mating surface such that the elongate members are longitudinally moveable but substantially not rotationally moveable relative to each other. Each mating surface can have an elongate ridge and an elongate groove. A guided growth system and method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: David Little, Justin Bobyn
  • Patent number: 9556914
    Abstract: A drive shaft connection assembly includes a first coupler having a top end and a bottom end. The top end has an upper well for releasably engaging a drive shaft. A second coupler has an upper end and a lower end. A post is attached to and extends upwardly from the upper end. An auger connector is attached to and extends downwardly from the lower end. The bottom end has a lower well extending upwardly therein to removably receive the post. The post is rotatable with respect to the first coupler to selectively engage or disengage the first coupler. A sleeve is slidably mounted on the perimeter wall and is removably slidable over the first and second couplers prevent their movement with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Inventor: Donald Dupéré
  • Patent number: 8602371
    Abstract: A compound differentially threaded element engages two or more longitudinally severed segments of a mating threaded element to provide differential linear motion. Different thread types may include pitch, thread starts, handedness or thread-form. Combinations of differential threads may be selected to enable fine or coarse linear motion without correspondingly fine or coarse thread pitches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Twin Turbine Technologies LLC
    Inventor: James E. Shaffer
  • Patent number: 8292243
    Abstract: A compound differentially threaded element engages two or more longitudinally severed segments of a mating threaded element to provide differential linear motion. Different thread types may include pitch, thread starts, handedness or thread-form. Combinations of differential threads may be selected to enable fine or coarse linear motion without correspondingly fine or coarse thread pitches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Twin Turbine Technologies LLC
    Inventor: James Shaffer
  • Publication number: 20090190993
    Abstract: A device for fastening an add-on part (23) and a support part (24) at a distance from each other has a mounting nut (1) comprising an internal thread (9) of a first direction of thread, a compensating bush (5) comprising an external thread (8) that is adjusted to the internal thread (9), and a fastening screw (26), wherein its screw shaft (25) is configured having an external thread (27) of a second direction of thread opposite of the first direction of thread. The compensating bush (5) is configured having an internal sleeve (13) comprising a head section (15) having an arrangement of reinforcement zones (17) and adaptation zones (18), wherein the reinforcement zones (17) have a larger resistance than the adaptation zones (18) as opposed to an expansion directed radially outward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: A. RAYMOND ET CIE
    Inventor: Vincent De Gelis
  • Patent number: 7357589
    Abstract: An adjustable steering tie-rod assembly having a threaded rod, connected to a tube having an annular cavity and an intermediate tubular member. The intermediate member has internal and external threads with longitudinal grooves in sectioned lines. The threaded steering terminal, intermediate member and tube are connected in a concentric arrangement. The internal and external threads of the intermediate member facilitate adjusting the length of the assembly without axial movement of the intermediate member. The bracketing assembly is designed to ensure that the components are adequately fixed and form a solid assembly. The longitudinal grooves of the intermediate member are thrust on the external thread of the rod of the steering terminal and on the internal thread of the tubular extremity of the steering tie rod, to provide locking of the assembly and hindering the spontaneous rotating movement of the components regardless of the specific geometry of the steering tie-rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Dana Industrial S/A
    Inventor: Marcos Antonio Rodrigues Mouro
  • Patent number: 6966567
    Abstract: A length adjustment system for a torque rod assembly includes a tubular rod attached to one joint assembly and a solid rod attached to another joint assembly. The solid rod extends into the tubular rod. An adjustment nut attached to the tubular rod threadingly receives the solid rod and rotation of the adjustment nut adjusts the length of the torque rod assembly. The length adjustment system can be incorporated into a straight torque rod assembly or into a V-configuration torque rod assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Assignee: The Pullman Company
    Inventor: Ronald J. McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 6497528
    Abstract: A turnbuckle with a central link having internal right and left hand threads receives the ends of longitudinally split sections of a pair of shaft members which are threaded with complimentary right and left hand threads. The sections of the shafts are slidably engaged within the central link and a band of low friction material is placed between the opposing flat surfaces of the engaged shaft sections. The shafts can be sectioned into half sections, however, a preferred embodiment provides each of the shafts with a pair of quarter sections at 180-degree spacing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Inventor: Mark Hattan
  • Patent number: 6357953
    Abstract: A tolerance compensator provides a predetermined tolerance or space between connected assembly members. The tolerance compensator has a pair of connector components a first of which is secured to one of the assembly members and the second connector component is threadably installed, with a left hand thread, into the first connector component. A threaded fastener, with a right hand thread, is inserted into the connector components to initially engage the second connector component, either threadably or frictionally, to cause relative rotation between the first and second components whereby the second component advances toward and engages the second assembly member. The threaded fastener also threadably engages the first connector component to provide a secure connection between assembly members with the designed tolerance or space therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventor: David Burgess Ballantyne
  • Patent number: 6263572
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a turnbuckle mechanism in which a central link is provided with internal right and left hand compatible threads and which receives, at its opposite ends, one of a pair of longitudinally split, externally threaded shafts which are threaded in opposite directions. The split shaft members are manufactured from oppositely threaded cylindrical shafts which are machined along their threaded sections to split each cylindrical shaft into two symmetrical, longitudinally split shaft members, which are then paired with oppositely threaded split shaft members and secured together with the central link, preferably with a separation band of plastic or corrosion resistant metal between their opposing flat surfaces. The shaft members are also provided with distal clamps such as hooks, loops or full threads for attachment of cables, rods or similar members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Inventor: Mark Hattan
  • Patent number: 5868519
    Abstract: A thumbscrew apparatus for fastening a first device to a second device. In a first embodiment, the apparatus comprises a screw attached to the second device and a first cylinder screwed onto the screw for fastening the first device to the second device. The first cylinder has an outboard end with a one-way slot feature that allows a screwdriver to be used to loosen the first cylinder while inhibiting the use of the screwdriver to tighten the cylinder. In a second embodiment, the shaft of the screw has a first portion smaller in diameter than a second portion. The first portion also has a thread pitch smaller than that of the second portion. A second cylinder contained within the first cylinder is screwed onto the second portion of the shaft while the first cylinder is screwed onto the first portion. A pin is used to lock the first cylinder to the second cylinder such that both cylinders are turned at the same revolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1999
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Roy Albert Rachui, Donald Lee Thompson
  • Patent number: 5716273
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for controlling educational and amusement use of a television. The apparatus includes a switch for switching an output between an amusement input and an educational input. The output is coupled to a television input. A measuring device measures the amusement input when it is switched to the output. A controller device controls switching of the educational input to the output when the measuring device measures a predetermined value for the amusement input and the, controller keeps score of a user's responses to the educational material displayed on the television and controls switching of the amusement input to the output when the user attains a predetermined score. In a specific embodiment the measuring device includes a timer for measuring the time the amusement input is switched to the output and the controller switches the educational input to the output when the timer measures a predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Inventor: Henry C. Yuen
  • Patent number: 5544970
    Abstract: An apparatus for the attachment of an axle (10) to a hub (3) capable of rotating around a rotational axis (2) is provided with a first thread (5) and with a screw (7) with a second thread (8) and a third thread (9), so that the second thread (8) has half the pitch of the third thread (9) and is screwed into the first thread (5). A clamping device of the apparatus consists of a first part (11) and a second part (12) which is screwed via a fourth thread (13) into the third thread (9). By rotating the screw (7) the first part (11) with the screw (7) can be moved in a first direction, so that the second part (12) is at the same time moving at twice the speed in the opposite direction to the first direction. The axle (10) can be clampingly held between the first part (11) and the second part (12) in a wide diameter range so as to be centered relative to the rotational axis (2) by turning the screw (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1996
    Assignee: Landis & Gyr Technology Innovation AG
    Inventor: Werner Studer
  • Patent number: 4629222
    Abstract: A connector, for example for connecting a tubular member such as a pipe, comprises a male member which has an external frusto-conical surface provided with a thread and a female member having an internal frusto-conical surface provided with a thread for engagement with the thread of the male member. The members are provided with sealing surfaces which are brought into sealing abutment under an axially directed compressive force when the members are fully engaged together, as a result of which one member, as shown in FIG. 3 the male member, is partly compressed and the other member, as shown in FIG. 3 the female member, is partly tensioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1986
    Assignees: Hunting Oilfield Services (UK) Limited, Kawasaki Steel Corp
    Inventors: Geoffrey C. Dearden, Edward J. Speare, Katsuo Ueno, Donald N. Jones
  • Patent number: 4498625
    Abstract: A unit fuel injector combines an injection nozzle, a fuel pumping unit, and a solenoid valve with a mechanism for precise adjustment of the air gap size in the solenoid. Activation of the solenoid and closing of the spill port in the solenoid valve results in fuel injection from the injection nozzle. Controlling the duration and timing of the solenoid voltage pulse controls the quantity of fuel injected and injection timing, while an adjustment of the size of the solenoid air gap permits fine adjustment of the quantity of fuel injected at a given voltage pulse duration. Adjustment of the air gap size in the solenoid for the unit fuel injector uses a differential thread arrangement. Relative rotation takes place between two pairs of threads so that the accuracy of adjustment is determined by the difference between the pitches of the two pairs of threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 12, 1985
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventor: Michael M. Schechter
  • Patent number: 4484831
    Abstract: Sections of hollow tubular pipe are joined together by one or more differentially threaded, axially mounted screw which threadedly engages internal radial flanges at the end portions of the adjacent pipes, an extension socket rotates the internal screw or screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1984
    Inventors: Wallace A. Hanson, Jr., Russell B. Hanson
  • Patent number: 4467794
    Abstract: A bone-setting assembly essentially comprised of a pair of tubular members adapted to be inserted in the intramedullary passages of the respective parts of a broken bone, and a central connecting and aligning pin that is arranged to be slidably received in the interior passages of the tubular members. The tubular members are driven into position in the bone passages and a portion of the exterior surface of each member is roughened to firmly fix the member in the bone. The interior passages of the tubular members are preferably square in cross section and the central pin has a conforming square cross section so that there can be no relative rotation between the tubular members and thus between the parts of the broken bone. The central pin is threaded over approximately half of its length and a nut is threaded on this portion of the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1984
    Inventors: Ernest Maffei, David W. Patch
  • Patent number: 4354399
    Abstract: A handle bar fixing device for a bicycle, which is used to fix a handle bar to a cylindrical holding portion attached to the utmost end of a lug provided at a handle stem. At the lug is provided a through bore which extends lengthwise of the lug, opens at one end into the holding portion and at the other end onto the stem body, and has a screw thread in part. A control member with two first and second screw threads different in pitch angle and in the direction of screw, is screwed with the through bore by way of the first screw thread. A pusher having a screw member screwable with the second screw thread is supported axially movably only to a first end portion of the through bore opening into the holding portion. The control member is rotated to force the pusher to move lengthwise of the lug so that the handle bar inserted through the holding portion may be fixed thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1982
    Assignee: Shimano Industrial Company Limited
    Inventor: Hitoshi Katayama
  • Patent number: 4082469
    Abstract: An adjustment mechanism is provided, the mechanism providing minute movement by use of a single screw engaging a fixed member and a movable member. The mechanism is particularly suitable for finshield adjustments adjacent bushings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1978
    Assignee: Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation
    Inventor: Alex P. Symborski
  • Patent number: 4068958
    Abstract: A differentially threaded bolting arrangement for bolting two machine parts together includes one or more bolts the opposite ends of which are provided with threaded sections differing in pitch, a threaded hole in one of the machine parts into which the bolt end with the greater pitch is threaded, a bore through which the bolt passes and an adjacent hollow area in the other machine part in alignment with the threaded hole, and a nut having a cylindric configuration located in the hollow area and which is movable axially but is restrained against rotation. The bolt end having the smaller pitch is threaded through the nut and as the bolt is rotated, the nut is thus caused to move axially into a forced contact with the lower end of the hollow area accompanied by a drawing together of the two machine parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1978
    Assignee: BBC, Brown, Boveri & Company Limited
    Inventor: Wolfgang Beckershoff
  • Patent number: 3995962
    Abstract: A building kit for the production of three-dimensional frameworks comprising ball-shaped joints having threaded joint bores and integral formed tube-shaped rods, the end regions of which are formed with a substantially reduced diameter relative to the thickness of the rod by means of a bottleneck-shaped construction thereof having an internal thread, the pitch of which has the same sense as that of the joint bores and deviates from the pitch of the threads of the joint bores. Coupling means are provided at the rod end regions for threaded connection of the rods with the bores of the joints, the coupling means each comprising a bolt provided at both ends with bolt threads of a same sense and of a different pitch and a box spanner sleeve axially displaceable yet not rotatably disposed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1976
    Inventor: Armin Mylaeus